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The Old Man in the Corner


Published July 22, 2007


Librivox recording of The Old Man in the Corner by Baroness Orczy.
Read by J. M. Smallheer.

Created by Baroness Orczy, author of the famous Scarlet Pimpernel series, The Old Man in the Corner was one of the earliest armchair detectives, popping up with so many others in the wake of the huge popularity of the Sherlock Holmes stories. The Old Man relies mostly upon sensationalistic "penny dreadful" newspaper accounts, with the occasional courtroom visit for extra laughs. He narrates all this information (while tying complicated knots in a piece of string) to a Lady Journalist who frequents the same tea-shop. (Summary from Wikipedia)

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Source Librivox recording of a public-domain text
Run time 6:20:22

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Reviewer: trail_runnr - - September 26, 2008
Subject: Download and enjoy!
Well read by J. M. Smallheer.

This story by Baroness Orczy, kept my attention in a story that I will listen to again. The Old Man in the Corner is a detective story. I was initially unsure if I would enjoy it - but I did. Those of you who share my love for detective stories go ahead and download this one and put it in your digital library - Enjoy!

I am giving it 4 stars only because there are other books/stories I have listened to that I could not put down (so to speak/write).
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